Grand Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer (right) with Grand Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Leifer of Chust (US), 2006

He was the son of Grand Rabbi Avraham Abba Leifer and the grandson of Grand Rabbi Yosef Leifer, a scion of the Nadvorna Hasidic dynasty who founded the Hasidut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1924.

- Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer

After Rabbi Avraham Abba's death in 1990, his son, Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer, succeeded him as Rebbe and further built up the Hasidic presence in Ashdod with a cheder, yeshivas, and kollels.

- Yosef Leifer
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer (right) with Grand Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Leifer of Chust (US), 2006

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Avraham Abba Leifer

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The second Rebbe of the Pittsburg Hasidic dynasty and the instigator for the relocation of the Hasidut from its original location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod.

The second Rebbe of the Pittsburg Hasidic dynasty and the instigator for the relocation of the Hasidut from its original location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod.

Avraham Abba Leifer was born in Nagykároly, Hungary (today Carei, Romania) to Rabbi Yosef Leifer, the grandson of Rabbi Mordechai of Nadvorna and a direct descendant of Grand Rabbi Meir the Great of Premishlan, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.

His son, Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber, testified that his father detached himself from worldly pleasures and did everything for the sake of fulfilling the mitzvos of the Torah.

Pittsburgh (Hasidic dynasty)

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Pittsburgh is a Hasidic dynasty founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1924 by Rabbi Yosef Leifer, a Hungarian rabbi and descendant of Rabbi Mordechai of Nadvorna.

The Hasidut was led by Rabbi Avraham Abba's son, Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer, who died Chol Hamoed Succos 2020, presided over a nucleus of about 100 Pittsburgher families in Ashdod as well as families in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Beit Hilkia, New York City and California.

Leifer in October 2020

Meshulam Eliezer Leifer

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Fourth Rebbe of the Pittsburgh Hasidic dynasty.

Fourth Rebbe of the Pittsburgh Hasidic dynasty.

Leifer in October 2020

He succeeded his father, Grand Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer, upon the latter's death in October 2020.

His paternal great-grandfather, Grand Rabbi Yosef Leifer, established the Pittsburgh Hasidic dynasty in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the late 1920s, and his grandfather, Grand Rabbi Avraham Abba Leifer, moved the Hasidut to Ashdod, Israel, in 1970.

Chassidim of Nadvorna in the Inauguration of a Torah scroll to the beit midrash

Nadvorna (Hasidic dynasty)

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Hasidic rabbinical dynasty within ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

Hasidic rabbinical dynasty within ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

Chassidim of Nadvorna in the Inauguration of a Torah scroll to the beit midrash
Tish in Nadvorna
Gravesite of the Admorim of Nadvorna on the Mount of Olives
Tish in Nadvorna
Chassidim of Nadvorna in the introduction of a Torah scroll to their Beit Midrash
The building of the Nadvorna Hassidic institutions, located in the center of Kiryat Nadvorna.
Rabbi Nathan David Rosenbaum, Rebbe of Zutschka

Grand Rabbi Yosef Leifer of Pittsburg (1891–1966), author of Tzidkas Yosef, son of Rabbi Yissachar Dov Ber (Bertche) of Nadvorna-Satmar

Grand Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer of Pittsburg author of Pisgumei Oraysa, present Pittsburger Rebbe, son of Rabbi Avraham Abba